Piedmont Healthcare to Settle False Claims Suit for $16M

Piedmont Healthcare — owner of Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville — in federal court on June 25 agreed to pay a $16 million settlement to resolve false claims allegations dealing with Medicare and Medicaid billing. U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” … Continue reading

Family of Woman Killed in Crash Awarded $2.5M Settlement

The family of a woman killed in a crash caused by a speeding Kern County sheriff’s deputy who ran a red light has settled its lawsuit against the county for $2.5 million. That amount will go toward the two adult … Continue reading

Non-Profit Nurse Group to Pay $57M Settlement in Whistleblower Suit

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York, one of the largest non-profit home health care agencies in America, said Thursday it will pay $57 million to settle a federal whistleblower lawsuit over allegations of fraud and patient endangerment. The suit, brought under … Continue reading

Over $10B Settlement Reached in Roundup Cancer Lawsuits

Bayer will pay more than $10 billion to resolve thousands of lawsuits regarding claims that its herbicide Roundup causes cancer, the company announced Wednesday. Monsanto, which Bayer bought in 2018, lost a lawsuit that same year brought by a school groundskeeper who claimed … Continue reading

Court Reduces Johnson and Johnson Settlement from $4.69B to $2.12B

A Missouri appeals court refused to toss out a $4.7 billion jury verdict against Johnson & Johnson over cancer claims linked to talc-based products including baby powder but agreed to cut the total payout to $2.1 billion to the women … Continue reading

Family of 16-Year-Old Heart-Attack Victim Files $100M Negligence Lawsuit

The family of a 16-year-old who died after being restrained by staff at Lakeside Academy in Kalamazoo is suing the school and the company that owns it for $100 million, alleging negligence. Cornelius Frederick died May 1 after suffering a heart … Continue reading

$4M TCPA Text Message Settlement Granted Final Approval

Plaintiff filed an unopposed motion for final approval for the class action settlement in Larson v. Harman-Management Corp., , No. 1:16-cv-00219-DAD-SKO, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 107938 (E.D. Cal. June 18, 2020).  According to the court order, both sides appeared telephonically at … Continue reading

Juul Faces Lawsuit for Allegedly Targeting Young People

The Natrona County School District officially filed a lawsuit against e-cigarette giant Juul this week, alleging the company had targeted young people and had misrepresented the true potency of the devices. “As a result of JUUL’s youth-targeted marketing and misrepresentations … Continue reading

$14M Settlement Reached Against Electricity Maine

A lawsuit has been settled against Electricity Maine, a power supplier accused of deceiving customers. In a statement by the parties released on Wednesday, the company denies any wrongdoing, but has agreed to pay millions of dollars. Attorneys say the … Continue reading

Guardrail-Making Company Sued for Negligence and Fraud

A Missouri commission is suing a company that makes guardrails, saying its equipment is defective. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Committee, a six-member board that governs the Missouri Department of Transportation, is suing Lindsay Corp. for negligence and fraud, KSHB-TV … Continue reading